Zoom Resource Center

During these troubled times, more of us are forced to find new ways to do our work. For those of us who are fortunate enough to be able to work remotely, Zoom has become our main tool: working, teaching, presenting, meeting remotely is very easy on the Zoom platform.

On this page I've attempted to provide a set of useful resources for Zoom: whether it's video tutorials, tips and tricks, cheatsheets or free virtual video backgrounds.

I will add more resources here in the following days and weeks. Make sure you bookmark this page and come back often.

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Zoom Training Articles, Blog posts, Tips & Tricks

Zoom Meetings April update - Password are now required for all meetings

Zoom Meetings April update - Password are now required for all meetings

Troubleshooting Zoom Virtual Background not working

Troubleshooting Zoom Virtual Background not working

Zoom Free Virtual Video Backgrounds - behind the scenes video

Zoom Free Virtual Video Backgrounds - behind the scenes video

Zoom Meeting - Ten keyboard shortcuts for host and participants

Zoom Meeting - Ten keyboard shortcuts for host and participants

Use a virtual background with Zoom Meetings or RingCentral Meetings

Use a virtual background with Zoom Meetings or RingCentral Meetings

Zoom Training Videos, Tutorials and Tips

Video as a Virtual background in meetings

Zoom now allows you to have a video as your virtual background in your meetings. This is a great feature released in early 2020. You can still do an image background with or without a green screen.

Virtual background w/o a green screen

Zoom Video now allows you to have a virtual background without a green screen if you have an i7 processor. A virtual background feature allows you to display an image as your background during a Zoom Meeting.

Installing the Zoom Outlook Plugin

The Zoom Outlook Plugin allows you to schedule meetings from Microsoft Outlook. In this short video, I install the Zoom plugin to Outlook for the desktop with an Office 365 subscription. 

Add polling to Zoom Meetings

Zoom allows the host to poll participants and display the poll results. To use polling in Zoom, you have to enable it first.

Zoom: Save polls and keyboard tips for the Mac

Zoom allows you to poll your audience. This is a great feature for opening a meeting or giving your audience input on future events. 

Top 10 keyboard shortcuts for Zoom meetings

Zoom video conference is a popular online meeting or video conference platform. Keyboard shortcuts can save you time when working in Zoom. There are over 30 keyboard shortcuts in Zoom. I'll cover my top 10 shortcuts in this video. 

Use nonverbal feedback in Zoom meetings

Zoom and RingCentral Meetings allow you as the host to use nonverbal feedback during your meetings. You must first turn on nonverbal communications in your online setting.

Use a virtual background with Zoom Meetings

Zoom has a cool feature called virtual background. The virtual background feature allows you to display an image as your background during a Zoom Meeting. This feature, by default, had three images, but you can add your own images. The virtual background works best with a green screen and lighting.

Zoom Free Virtual Video Backgrounds - behind the scenes

Zoom Virtual Video Background is a great feature. One of the issues with the video backgrounds is Zoom only gives you two video backgrounds. You can add video backgrounds, but they have to be the correct size. We have developed over 25 video virtual backgrounds you can use in Zoom (see below).

Free Zoom Virtual Video Backgrounds